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extravagant

adjective uk   /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡənt/ us  
C2 spending too much money, or using too much of something: the extravagant lifestyle of a movie star It was very extravagant of you to buy strawberries out of season. He rarely used taxis, which he regarded as extravagant. the extravagant use of packaging on many products extreme and unreasonable: The product does not live up to the extravagant claims of the advertisers.
extravagantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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